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Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Juan Thornhill (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Update: Former Huskies performing in NFL, XFL potential destination for others

By James Krause | October 10, 2019

DeKALB — Four former NIU football players remain in the NFL, including one who is part of the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC.Defensive back Jimmie Ward of the San Francisco 49ers made his season debut Monday night against the Cleveland Browns,...

Injury list lengthens

By Scott Nicol | November 17, 2016

Huskie back-ups lead football's winYPSILANTI, Michigan | After four injuries in the first half, including one to redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Graham, the Huskies (4-7, 4-3 Mid-American Conference) rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Eastern...

The Huskies line up against the Bowling Green State University Falcons in their home game Nov. 1, 2016. NIU won the game 45-20 on senior night.

Football wins match for Senior Night

By Tom Burton | November 3, 2016

DeKALB | Senior tailback Joel Bouagnon scored five touchdowns on 134 yards en route to defeating the Bowling Green State University Falcons 45-20 Tuesday on senior night at Huskie Stadium.NIU (3-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) outplayed Bowling Green...

Kenny Golladay, redshirt senior wide receiver, dives to catch the ball and score a touchdown for the Huskies during an Oct. 22 game against the University of Buffalo in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies won the game 44-7.

Huskies outplay Bowling Green for a win

By Northern Star staff | November 2, 2016

Kenny Golladay, redshirt senior wide receiver, dives to catch the ball and score a touchdown for the Huskies during an Oct. 22 game against the University of Buffalo in Huskie Stadium. The Huskies won the game 44-7.

Quarterback wins first career start

By Keelen Holcomb | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | Redshirt senior Anthony Maddie’s first career start for the Huskies showed promise, as he led the Huskies (1-4) to their first win of the season 31-24 against the Ball State Cardinals (3-2) Saturday at Scheumann Stadium in Muncie, Indiana.Coming...

Junior wide receiver Aregeros Turner searches for a hole in last Tuesdays game against Ohio. The Huskies went on to lose the game 26-21.

Huskies set record as 8 players named to All-MAC First Team

By Christopher Loggins | December 3, 2015

Football had a school-record eight members of its team make it to the 2015 All Mid-American Conference First Team on Wednesday.The players named on the team included senior linebacker Boomer Mays, senior defensive end Perez Ford, sophomore kicker Christian...

Freshman quarterback Tommy Fiedler drops back for a pass in Tuesday’s game against Ohio. Fiedler threw for 113 yards and a touchdown in his debut, nearly leading the Huskies to a comeback victory in their regular season finale.

Huskies prep for third straight MAC game against BGU

By Christopher Loggins | November 30, 2015

Football will compete in its sixth straight MAC Championship game Friday — its third consecutive time playing Bowling Green in the game.The Huskies picked up a big win last season in the championship when they defeated the Falcons 51-17. Bowling Green...

Football plays for MAC game

By Patrick Smith | November 23, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) will look to defeat the Ohio Bobcats (7-4, 4-3 MAC) Tuesday for a chance to win the MAC West for the sixth straight season.The Huskies defeated Ohio 21-14 on the road last season behind a game-winning touchdown as junior quarterback...

Football streak up to 6 games

By Thomas Hiley | November 19, 2015

Football (8-3, 6-1 MAC) came out on top in a tough bout against Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) for the top spot in the MAC West.The Broncos took an early lead in the game after kicking a field goal and going down the field on 10 plays for 63 yards on...

Football fights off late scare for fifth straight win

By Christopher Loggins | November 12, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) fought off a late-game comeback from Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) to win its fifth consecutive game and move into third place in the MAC West.BU scored its only points of the first half early in the first quarter on a field goal. The...

Football downs Buffalo after late scare

By Christopher Loggins | November 11, 2015

Football (7-3, 5-1 MAC) defeated Buffalo (5-5, 3-3 MAC) for its fifth straight win and tied UB for the second most wins in the MAC.The Huskies hopped to an early first quarter lead after Buffalo scored an early touchdown, scoring 14 first-quarter points...

Huskies down undefeated Toledo

By Thomas Hiley | November 5, 2015

Football (6-3, 4-1 MAC) prevailed in the Glass Bowl on Tuesday, increasing its current win streak against Toledo (7-1, 4-1 MAC) to six games.NIU suffered injuries to two of its top offensive players in the win. Senior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis and...